ECS sees revenues decline in April
Stockwatch - May 6, 16:51
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.132 billion (US$65.8 million) for April 2016, representing a 20.71% drop on month and 23.19% drop on year.
Taiwan market: Leica launches range finder digital camera
May 6, 16:12
Leica Camera AG on May 5 launched the Leica M-D (Typ262), a range finder digital camera with 24-megapixel CMOS image sensor, dimensions of 138.6 (W) by 42 (H) by 80 (D)mm and a weight of 690g, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$226,000 (US$6,981).
Shuttle to decrease capital by 30%
Stockwatch - May 6, 15:25
Shuttle on May 5 announced a reduction in paid-in capital by NT$1.05 billion (US$32.3 million) or 30% to NT$2.44 billion.
Gaming notebook, 2-in-1 markets to see more competition with entry of lower-tier players
May 5, 14:43
With Intel reference designs and support including product planning, software/hardware certification and marketing, China-based lower-tier vendors including Huawei Technologies, TCL, Onda, Haier, Hasee, Cube, Teclast as well as India-based Micromax have been aggressively launching 2-in-1 devices, while...
Acer expands into digital signage business
May 4, 16:03
Acer has extended its operations to digital signage, with market watchers believing the move is through cooperation with Taiwan-based digital signage solution provider AOpen. The market watchers also expect Acer to offer related solutions by integrating its BYOC platform with AOpen's hardware.
Asustek Computer leads gaming notebook sales
May 4, 14:34
Asustek Computer is currently the largest global gaming notebook vendor, particularly ranking first in the US, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Italy. Asustek sold nearly 90,000 units in February 2016, followed by China-based Lenovo with over 40,000 units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers...
Coretronic expects 2Q16 projector shipments to grow over 20%
Apr 29, 14:59
Coretronic shipped 243,000 DLP projectors in the first quarter of 2016 and expects to ship 95,000-105,000 units a month in the second quarter with quarterly growth of more than 20%, the company said at an April 28 investors conference.
Foxconn promoting Sharp products internally
Apr 28, 13:01
Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) employees have recently established a team to display and promote Sharp's white goods such as dehumidifiers, air purifiers and refrigerators at Foxconn's plants, hoping to attract employees to purchase Sharp's products and help boost their sales in...
Asustek denies plans to split company businesses
Apr 28, 12:53
Asustek Computer has refuted a rumor that the company is considering separating its Open Platform business group, which includes motherboard, graphics card, monitor and peripheral product lines, and the System business group, which includes PC, smartphone and tablet product lines, to form independent...
Apple sees iPhone shipments drop in fiscal 2Q16
Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:23
Apple has announced that it posted quarterly revenues of US$50.6 billion and quarterly net income of US$10.5 billion, or US$1.90 per diluted share for the fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. Quarterly iPhone shipments reached 51.1 million units, down 16.5% on year.
PC, handset supply chain makers conservative about prospects for 2016
Apr 27, 11:15
Makers in the PC and handset supply chains in Taiwan are conservative about a business rebound in the second half of 2016 as well as the overall performance for the entire year amid unfavorable business news from the sectors, including layoffs at Intel and declining iPhone shipments.
VR hardware to soar past US$2 billion mark in 2016, says IDC
Apr 22, 16:14
Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will skyrocket in 2016, with total volumes reaching 9.6 million units. Led by key products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, the category should generate hardware revenues of approximately US$2.3 billion in 2016. While VR will drive nearly all...
Acer has no plans to make VR devices, says CEO
Apr 22, 15:55
Commenting on Acer's new Predator series products' support for virtual reality (VR) devices, Acer CEO Jason Chen has pointed out that the company's latest gaming products will be able to connect with the four current major VR platforms: Facebook's Oculus, HTC's Vive, OSVR and StarVR, but Acer has no...
Pegatron reshuffles executive positions
Apr 22, 15:23
Pegatron, in response to vice chairman Ted Hsu's departure to join Asustek Computer as chief strategy office, has decided to reshuffle its executive positions including CEO, COO, CTO and R&D director, with new executives to come into office on July 1, 2016, according to the company.
Asustek chairman refutes rumor about feeling tired about his work
Apr 21, 15:53
Asustek chairman Jonney Shih has responded to market speculation the he has invited Pegatron Technology vice chairman Ted Hsu to become Asustek's chief strategy officer in preparation to eventually have Hsu succeeded to the chairman position, is because Shih feels tired about his work. Shih said he...
LeTV unveils LeSEE electric vehicle
Apr 21, 14:47
China-based LeTV has hosted a new product launch conference, showcasing its latest smartphones and LCD TVs. At the show, LeTV also showcased its LeSEE electric vehicle for the first time.
Vendors to release 2-in-1s with stylus in 3Q16
Apr 21, 14:45
Rising demand for 2-in-1 devices has increased the adoption of stylus support by brand vendors. In addition to Microsoft and Apple, Huawei, Acer, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Asustek Computer are also planning to release 2-in-1 devices with a stylus for the third quarter.
China white-box players eye VR, robot business opportunities
Apr 21, 14:08
With virtual reality (VR) becoming a hot topic in the IT industry, China-based white-box players have been aggressively releasing inexpensive head-worn VR devices and home-care robots, and even formed a supply chain ecosystem specifically for VR products. Currently, the retail channel in Shenzhen is...
Acer founder surprised at Asustek leadership change
Apr 20, 16:06
Asustek Computer will have co-founder Ted Hsu, currently vice chairman for ODM Pegatron, return to become chief strategy officer, triggering speculation that Asustek chairman Jonney Shih is going to retire and let Hsu succeed him. In response, Acer founder Stan Shih said that corporate management changes...
Digitimes Research: AMD discrete GPU market share expected to rise
Apr 20, 16:02
SoC-based graphics cards were the most widely adopted GPU product in 2015 with a market share over 70%. CPU with integrated GPU was the second-largest GPU products, but its market share has been dropping every year because of the PC market's weakening demand. Shipments of discrete graphics cards have...
EMEA PC shipments declined 10% in 1Q16, says Gartner
Apr 19, 21:49
PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) totaled 19.5 million units in the first quarter of 2016, a 10% decline from the first quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner.
Taiwan market: Dell launches enterprise notebook with ultra-thin bezel design
Apr 19, 15:28
Dell has launched its new enterprise notebook, the Latitude 13 7000, featuring a 13-inch display with an ultra-thin 7mm bezel making the overall chassis as small as a typical 12-inch notebook, in Taiwan. The notebook adopts a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic chassis to enhance the bezel's sturdiness.
Asustek notebook orders for BYD still low
Apr 19, 12:36
Asustek Computer is ready to launch its new notebooks soon with Pegatron Technology remaining its major supplier, followed by Quanta Computer, Wistron, BYD and Compal Electronics. However, the order volume to China-based BYD is still small due to its unsatisfactory manufacturing performance, according...
Pegatron vice chairman Ted Hsu reportedly to become Asustek chairman
Apr 19, 11:55
Asustek Computer chairman Jonney Shih reportedly plans to resign from his position and will let Pegatron Technology's vice chairman Ted Hsu succeed him. Asustek confirmed that Hsu will return to become the company's strategy officer and will also join the board of directors, but Asustek and Pegatron...
IDF Shenzhen 2016: Intel promotes 2-in-1 products from newcomers
Apr 15, 11:46
At Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Shenzhen 2016, several brand vendors including Huawei, TCL, Samsung Electronics and India-based Micromax, have showcased their latest 2-in-1 devices. Sources from the upstream supply chain believe that the competition in the 2-in-1 device market will grow fiercer in 2016...
Foxconn to acquire TeleEye
Apr 14, 14:48
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to invest HK$240 million (US$30.95 million) to acquire a 50.07% stake in Hong Kong-based TeleEye Holdings for HK$0.55 per share via a subsidiary. Foxconn said it will start the acquisition after receiving approval from Hong Kong's Securities...
Pegatron sees increased March revenues
Stockwatch - Apr 13, 11:11
ODM Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.369 billion (US$2.72 billion) for March, increasing 35.98% on month and 2.81% on year, and those of NT$256.520 billion for January-March slipped 37.79% on quarter and 6.47% on year.
Acer reports on-year decline in March revenues
Stockwatch - Apr 12, 16:01
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.264 billion (US$749.31 million) for March 2016, representing a 50.01% increase on month and 1.94% drop on year.
PC shipment decline continues in 1Q16, says IDC
Apr 12, 16:01
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the first quarter of 2016, an on-year decline of 11.5%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Shipments were in line with conservative expectations for a decline of 11.3%, and anticipated a relatively weak environment during the first...
Quanta sees strong growth in March notebook shipments
Apr 12, 11:52
Quanta Computer's notebook shipments grew by 65% on month to reach 3.8 million units in March. Although Quanta expects its second-quarter shipments to see sequential growth, it is not able to predict the extent of growth due to low order visibility.
MSI sees revenue growth in March
Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:25
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.21 billion (US$252.98 million) for March 2016, representing a 20.96% increase on month and 20.23% increase on year.
Gigabyte reports revenues for March 2016
Stockwatch - Apr 11, 21:24
Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.87 billion (US$150.06 million) for March 2016, representing a 46.86% increase on month and 26.6% increase on year.
Asustek reports increased March revenues
Apr 11, 12:53
IT vendor Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.57 billion (US$1.48 billion) for March, rising 37.23% on month and 15.30% on year. Its January-March consolidated revenues totaled NT$119.254 billion, falling 10.11% sequentially but growing 6.58% on year.